Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.66
Liaison Enid Cardinal
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Rochester Institute of Technology
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Enid Cardinal
Senior Sustainability Advisor to the President
Office of the President
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Rochester Sustainability Collaborative

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
No

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

The Rochester Sustainability Collaborative (RSC) is a dynamic network of businesses, educational institutions, governments, and community entities. We work together to advance sustainable practices in our organizations with the greater aim of building a healthy, resilient and thriving Greater Rochester Community. RSC member organizations sign an action-based pledge, share best practices, and collaborate for continuous improvement. www.rocsustainability.org/overview


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
University Community Partnerships

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

https://www.rit.edu/cla/ucp/
The mission of RIT University/Community Partnership is to support and propel the implementation of neighborhood revitalization activities in the city of Rochester while broadening and deepening the educational experience for RIT students.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
New York State Pollution Prevention Institute

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):

http://www.rit.edu/affiliate/nysp2i/

NYSP2I is a collaboration between government, academic and not-for-profit organizations. Since 2008, this partnership has been dedicated to delivering sustainable outcomes to NYS residents and businesses that make this great state even better.


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:

RIT is a proud supporter of Fast Forward Rochester http://www.fastforwardroc.org/.
RIT is also an active participant in the Rochester Electric Vehicle Accelerator: http://www.rochesterevs.com/


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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